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We are delighted to present a Special issue that explores Buckinham Palace's fascinating history from the early 17th century to the present day. This includes six Special Stamps featuring historic paintings as well as a new commission by Royal Mail, and a Miniature Sheet that offers a glimpse of the sheer splendour within these famous walls.
Appearing in four tasteful tones from the Jeffery Matthews colour palette; Holly Green, Purple Heather, Dove Grey and Marine Turquoise. Arnold Machin’s timeless Definitive design looks as elegant as ever, some 47 years after its debut.
This important Special issue marks the 100th anniversary of the births of these admirable individuals, who have been drawn from the realms of sport, design, economics, heroism and the arts.
Released on 25 March 2014.
Our Classic Locomotives series set off with a look at Classic Locomotives of England in 2011, reaching Scotland in 2012 and Northern Ireland in 2013. We are therefore pleased to announce that it will shortly arrive at its final destination, celebrating the steam trains of the valleys through Classic Locomotives of Wales. Issue date 20th February 2014.
Pictorial Post & Go Stamps were introduced in 2010 with the first three series, Birds of Britain, Farm Animals and Freshwater Life, all enjoying massive popularity. So we are delighted to present a brand new series of pictorial Post & Go Stamps for 2014, celebrating the beauty of indigenous British Flora. Issued on 19 February 2014.
We are delighted to follow our popular Working Dogs stamp issue of 2008 with a salute to the huge contribution that Working Horses make to British life. Featuring six glorious Special Stamps showing these magnificent creatures at work and the Presentation Pack provides a wealth of insights into the historic and contemporary lives of Britain’s Working Horses. Issued on 4th February 2014.
This Special issue celebrates the 40th anniversary of Bagpuss, considered the most popular British children’s TV character of all time; and the 50th anniversary of The Magic Roundabout, another perennial favourite. While all of these shows were created with young children in mind, they indisputably share the power to entertain adults too. Date of Issue 7th January 2014.
We are delighted to introduce, on 10th October, a Special issue featuring ten British Dinosaurs captured by John Sibbick, one of our foremost exponents of natural history art. His painterly approach has enabled the creation of ten Special Stamps which are imbued with a drama and realism that computer generated imagery simply cannot hope to match at stamp size.
Over the centuries, Britain’s merchant fleet has been inextricably entwined with the fortunes of the nation: enabling us to trade with the world and even coming to our aid in times of war. That’s why this glorious Special issue looks at the Merchant Navy’s contribution to our prosperity and our protection. The six Special Stamps feature merchant ships from the last two centuries. Issued on 19th September 2013.
2013 sees the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Henry Royce, who established Rolls-Royce with Charles Rolls; as well as the centenary of Aston Martin’s founding. We mark these important anniversaries with a Special issue that features two of their finest creations, together with four more legendary British thoroughbreds and four of our nation’s most iconic workhorse.
Issued on 13th August.
To mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation, we’ve created an extraordinary collection featuring some of the finest portraits of Her Majesty, including a brand new painting by Nicky Philipps - the first ever commissioned by Royal Mail. This exclusive commission is the result of three specially convened ‘sittings’ with the Queen at Buckingham Palace in late 2012. This beautiful 1st Class stamp completes our stunning set of Royal Portraits.
Issued on 30th May 2013
On the 7th July 2013, Andy Murray became the first British man to win the Gentlemen's Singles title at Wimbledon since 1936. To celebrate this momentous result Royal Mail will issue a four stamp Miniature Sheet featuring Murray in action in this classic final including one showing him kissing the famous trophy. Order this slice of history now.
Issued on the 8th August.